Blog Posts from Barnett Auto Group

Have a teenage driver in your home? Sportage should top your list

Have a teenage driver in your home? 
Sportage should top your list.

There’s a chill in the air and, while we’re in the early stages of this new school year, here’s something to think about.

“The Kia Sportage should be at the top of your list if you want a safe and dependable SUV for your teenage driver,” says Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News…
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Exceptional vehicles get 2019 started early

Exceptional vehicles get 2019 started early.

Around here, not only is it “RAM Power Days” and “Jeep Adventure Days”, it’s also 2019.

Sort of, anyway.

We have 2019 models you going to want to check out, THREE of them.

First, there’s the 2019 RAM 1500. More space, more storage, more technology. Wards has named RAM 1500 one of the “10 Best Interiors”. Popular Mechanics’ 2018 Automotive Excellence Awards called it “The most technologically…
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J.D. Power ranks Kia highest brand for Initial Quality, Rio and Stinger shine in APEAL Awards.

J.D. Power ranks Kia highest brand for Initial Quality, 
Rio and Stinger shine in APEAL Awards.

We knew it all the time here at Barnett. Nice to see the world noticing, too.

We’re talking about Kia’s growing reputation for quality, and the industry accolades that go with it.

Kia Motors has been named the highest ranked mass market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for the fourth consecutive year.

The…
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All 2018 Jeep Wranglers are Trail Rated

All 2018 Jeep Wranglers are Trail Rated

(It really HAS been the “Summer of Jeep”. Jeep Compass was one of July’s Top 5 selling vehicles and, overall, Jeep had a HUGE month in sales. But, that’s not quite as interesting as something we found at the Jeep blog. So, we thought we’d pass it along…)

Every 2018 Jeep Wrangler model carries a badge to show the world that the vehicle can go…
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Four straight in Best Initial Quality, Niro gets highest safety rating possible.

Four straight in Best Initial Quality, 
Niro gets highest safety rating possible.

For the fourth consecutive year, Kia has been recognized by J.D. Power as the number one non-premium brand in its 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Kia maintained its leadership position with segment-leading performances from the Sorento (Midsize SUV) and Rio (Small Car), while Optima (Midsize Car), Sportage (Small SUV) and Sedona (Minivan) placed second and the Forte (Compact Car) placed third in…
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Who has most winners in Winter Vehicle Competition? We do, that's who.

Who has most winners in Winter Vehicle Competition?
We do, that’s who.

Sure, right now nobody wants to think about winter. But, there IS something to be said for planning ahead.

Besides, if a vehicle can handle winter we can conclude it’s probably perfect for Minnesota anytime.

So, here’s the news…

Led by the DODGE DURANGO, we cleaned up at the eighth annual Winter Vehicle Competition hosted by the New England Motor…
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Kia Soul now seven times KBB cool. And Parents love it, too.

Kia Soul now seven times KBB cool.
And Parents love it, too.

For the seventh consecutive year Kia Soul, the personality-packed urban passenger vehicle, has been named to Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest Cars” list. Soul continues to stand out from the crowd with a unique combination of style, versatility and a long list of standard features. 

With a specific focus on “fun to drive and fun to own,” the editors at Kelley Blue…
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A police pursuit version of 2018 Durango?

A police pursuit version of 2018 Durango?

Here’s a news item with built-in excitement: Dodge is expanding its police vehicle lineup, adding a new Pursuit version of the Dodge Durango.
 
“The Dodge Durango is already known as the Charger of SUVs, so it is only natural that the new Durango Pursuit complements the Charger Pursuit in police fleets across the country,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Passenger Car Brands, Dodge//SRT, Chrysler and FIAT…
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Alexa, Stinger, and a million Souls

Alexa, Stinger, and a million Souls.

Lots of good news these days at Barnett Kia.

First off, SPRING finally has arrived. We’re human, we had enough of this year’s “Winter Without End” as anyone.

Next, there are several exciting developments regarding vehicles you’ll find priced right.

Owners of certain Kia models now can control a number of vehicle functions—such as start and stop the engine and heat or cool their cars…
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Pacifica 'Best Minivan' in New York Daily News Awards

Pacifica ‘Best Minivan’ in New York Daily News Awards

Spring really is coming. Honest. And if you have lots of people and things to move around during the warm months—or any other time—Barnett has the perfect minivan. 

And we aren’t the only ones who think so. For the second year in a row, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best Minivan for the New York Daily News Autos team in the newspaper…
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